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public peering

An agreement between two or more networks to accept each other's packets and forward them with the interchange taking place at a public exchange point. Contrast with private peering. See IXP and NAP.
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The company now offers connectivity with Telx, on an advanced internet exchange, or public peering point, that allows ISP's to exchange internet or VoIP traffic cost-effectively through a shared switch.
From the interconnection perspective, NAPs are the place for public peering. Anyone who is a member of a NAP can exchange traffic based on the equal cost sharing.
Peering can be divided into several categories: (1) according to its openness, it can be private peering or public peering, (2) according to the numbers of peering partners it can be Bilateral Peering Arrangement (BLPA) or Multilateral Peering Arrangement (MLPA), and (3) according to the market in which it occurs, it can be primary peering in the backbone market or secondary peering in the downstream market (Weiss and Shin, 2004).
The key to providing global companies with high-performance Internet access is Concentric's redundant, OC-3 / OC-12 ATM backbone, and strategic private and public peering architecture that ensures Hanaro's Internet traffic will flow quickly and securely.